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Author Topic: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015  (Read 9544 times)

Wendy

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2015, 06:28:49 PM »
Mike and Wendy (and Gordon) arrived this morning and are parked close to Fullenweiler. Weather is beautiful! See y'all at Bingo tomorrow if not before.
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2015, 08:05:41 PM »
Maria just checked the fair grounds web site and they say pets are not allowed.  Also, there are a few rules and additional charges with respect to toads, in and out restrictions and fees for shuttles.  Perhaps the FMCA is not subject to the general fairground rules in which case, we shall see you tomorrow afternoon.  Otherwise I'm inclined to go to a private park and just drive in for a day.   Anyone, please let me know what the program is.  If the furbies don't go, we don't go.   :)

Thanks,


Gary
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Betty Brewer

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2015, 08:36:38 PM »
Gary, It has been a long standing  rule that pets are not allowed in the display and seminar buildings and coach sale areas.  However there are lots  of pets in the  general parking areas living in the  motorhomes with their  owners.   Pets must be leashed and picked up after.

There is  no extra fees for  shuttles, nor is there any extra fee  for in and out of grounds.  I've been in and out several times today with our car.  We  are in the Blue lot row 1.  Our coach is parked next to ( parallel to )  Arabia Street. Activities are close enough that we choose to walk to all  events.  Still have not gotten my  10,000 steps today.

We will  go to  Bingo tomorrow night (at 6) hoping to be big winners! Let us know where they  park you.

BB
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2015, 08:40:33 PM »
Betty, thanks for the reply.  We'll let you know where we end up.   
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Wendy

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2015, 10:15:00 PM »
I've walked all over the place with Gordon today and in past years. If they said no fur babies, half the coaches would have to leave.

Come on in. The fun is just beginning.
Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2015, 09:49:40 PM »
Loretta and Larry (LOLA) are in Indian Waters with the others.
We're enjoying our Happy Hours.  We will try to see you FMCA campers
one or two evenings this week. . .   Or you can come see us !!!

Larry and Loretta Dodd
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2015, 04:56:30 PM »
Got in last night after the official greeters went to bed.  Signed up this AM and we are parked in the high end boon docking area.  I'm not sure we're still in Riverside County.  It's the Orange lot.  I think.   
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Betty Brewer

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2015, 07:41:29 PM »
Hi Gary,

We are going to evening  entertainment and Terry and Ken sit in the back row.  Hope  you guys can go.  I don't sit that far back.  I like to see the group.

BB
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2015, 07:44:53 PM »
Betty, thanks for the heads up.  We'll be there about 7:00. 
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2015, 08:20:43 PM »
Bummer. Heart issues popped up Tuesday and we are stuck home and weren't able to leave to Palm Desert today. Sorry we're have to miss you all. Hopefully some happy hour get together at Happy Trails down the road.
Bernie & Marlene Dobrin
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2015, 11:41:12 PM »
Bernie,

So sorry to hear.  I had  your number all ready to give you a call.  Get well and yes we will hope for some  Happy Hours in the future!

BB
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2015, 08:58:28 AM »
Bernie,

Sorry you couldn't make it to Palm Desert. AND more importantly I hope you are doing OK with the heart issue.

We are staying in Indio an extra week to get a hydraulic slide pump replaced.

I'm sure there will be a get together at HT sometime this spring.

ken
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2015, 10:55:02 AM »
I had planned to come out there yesterday.  Unfortunately some work problems came up and I won't make it this year.   :(
Bill
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2015, 11:08:57 AM »
I had planned to come out there yesterday.  Unfortunately some work problems came up and I won't make it this year.   :(
Bill, I guess somebody has to work.  See ya next time.

Betty
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2015, 06:39:45 PM »
Betty and Wendy, were going tonight.  Save us a spot if you go. 

Gary
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2015, 08:09:30 PM »
Look for us in the same spot tonight. Save us spaces if you get there first.
Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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Betty Brewer

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2015, 08:11:02 PM »
Will do Gary!

Happy Hours have been hard to coordinate.  Those of us staying at the Rally site have been  really really tied up with  vendors giving bids for things I had no idea we even needed. They can only do this after their booths close so....... It will be a contest to see who ends  up spending  most  at this rally.
 The  magician/comedian last night was the best I'v ever seen.  He entertained us one and a half hours with no bad words, nothing vulgar, no political issues and we were laughing all the time!   He kidded  one contestant who came to stage.  Said "I notice you are wearing a name tag, well I don't because I can remember my name!"

He had some  2 ply jokes and lots of  magic tricks with a  hint of humor.  The group tonight is an Eagles  group.  I may know all the words to all the songs!
Betty Brewer

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2015, 07:28:46 PM »
The Valley Sanitation District has a dump station across business I-10 on Van Buren St.  It's only 2+ miles from here.  Does anyone know if they're open tomorrow?  If not, any other dump stations in the area?   
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2015, 11:27:25 PM »
The Valley Sanitation District has a dump station across business I-10 on Van Buren St.  It's only 2+ miles from here.  Does anyone know if they're open tomorrow?  If not, any other dump stations in the area?

Gary,

The Sanidumps website say they are open Monday-Friday.
Love's Truckstop (Dillion RD just north of I-10) is listed as having a dump station but I haven't checked it out. fee listed is $10
Indian Water's CG is listed. It's on Jackson just south of 48th Ave Dr Carreon Blvd.  I don't know the fee.
Contact them at:
47202 Jackson St.
 Indio, California 92201
 P: 760.342.8100

ken
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2015, 10:02:51 AM »
Thanks Ken, 

After I posted Betty told us there are two on site.   

We're going to stay another day since we need a good Internet connection for some e-business.   If the on-site dump stations not open I'll head over to the Valley Sanitation dump station tomorrow. 

Gary 
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Wendy

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2015, 01:33:40 PM »
We use the Sanitation District one all the time, easy in & out, closed on Sunday. You can also look around the fairgrounds, there a number of places you can dump.
Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2015, 09:29:59 PM »
We wiggled out of our site this morning, earlier than Terry wanted but we had plans to attend the FMCA 4 Wheeling rally in Yuma and registration was at 2 pm.  Sadly the ladies Mall Crawl was full by the time I signed up.  So we saved some dollars and I saved some calories. 
 The entertainment at this FMCA rally was the best I have seen in years.
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« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2015, 08:00:57 AM »
We wiggled out of our site this morning, earlier than Terry wanted but we had plans to attend the FMCA 4 Wheeling rally in Yuma and registration was at 2 pm.  Sadly the ladies Mall Crawl was full by the time I signed up.  So we saved some dollars and I saved some calories. 
 The entertainment at this FMCA rally was the best I have seen in years.

Thanks for the update Betty.  Chrystal and I really tried to juggle our schedules to attend the FMCA 4-Wheeler's Yuma rally but I had a couple of major projects as work coming to a close and couldn't get away.  We are planning on the St. George rally though but I haven't seen a sign-up yet on the 4-wheelers website.  I think I just may make our reservations and then RSVP once it hits the website.  Hopefully they won't change the RV Park on us. 

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2015, 12:24:36 PM »
We pull out of Indio FMCA just before noon. After a long grueling drive of about 1 mile we pulled into Indian Waters RV Park. Most of the forum folks who were here during the Rally had left, but after parking I looked across the street to see Ray and Liza. We had a nice small happy hour in their coach later. Ray and Liza are leaving today but we will spend 6 or 7 days here.
We are waiting for the replacement Hydraulic slide Motor/controller/pump/tank assembly should arrive Thursday. The mobile tech in our park (Happy Trails) refused to work with my extended warranty company. He said it would take multiple trips including a visit by an inspector and then days of waiting before they would approve anything and he just wouldn't work with them even if I paid the additional expense. Bob Vinson here in Indio looked at the problem, called Lippert (who took all day to get him the correct info) and in one quick call had the approval for the repair (over 2K). Bob Vinson, RCV Custom Coach Service, works here in the Winter and in Junction City, OR in the Summer.

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